Easter Dessert Recipes

Cute Easter dessert recipes including fun bunny cakes, fruity cheesecakes, carrot cakes, and other sweet Easter treats everyone will love.

Staff Picks

Easter Surprise Cupcakes

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An Easter cupcake with a surprise egg inside.

Homemade Banana Pudding Pie

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I can't stand those instant banana puddings. This one is old and authentic!
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Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

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This is my grandmother's cheesecake recipe passed down to my entire family. It's the best. I can't believe I'm sharing it, but everyone needs to know how to make an authentic Italian cheesecake. It is creamy and not thick, which is why our family LOVES it! For best results, do NOT substitute any ingredients with low-fat unless you've made it before and want to experiment.

Easter Cake

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This makes a nice touch at Easter or as a lovely spring cake. Frost with a yellow-tinted seven-minute frosting.

Almond Macaroon Nests

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This is a tradition at Easter in our family! A delicate butter cookie, decorated with colored coconut to look like a little nest and filled with chocolate covered almonds or peanuts.

Lemon Bar Peeps®

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I love the idea of Peeps®, but I am not a big fan of marshmallow. So as lemon bars are also sunny yellow, and way more delicious, I thought it only natural that a lemon bar Peep® should exist.

Chef John's Pavlova with Strawberries

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This dessert is fun to make and eat. Fresh fruit, especially berries and kiwis, balances the sweet, gooey crunch.
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Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie

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A delicious tart and sweet combination. Nothing tastes better with vanilla ice cream. Fresh or frozen rhubarb may be used.

Carrot Cake III

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I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

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This is a very fun recipe to follow, because Grandma makes it sweet and simple. This pie is thickened with cornstarch and flour in addition to egg yolks, and contains no milk.

Best Carrot Cake Ever

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A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large quantity of cake. I have been hounded to make this cake time and time again.

Macaron (French Macaroon)

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This is the quintessential macaron (NOT macaroon) recipe. I am a baker's apprentice, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected the technique. We decided to share with you all. Pipe your choice of filling on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. These are like cloud cookie sandwiches and are delicious if done correctly. If you want to do it the super-easy way, just fill with your favorite flavor of frosting. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

"I made this carrot cake for Easter. Believe the reviews: it is divine!" – lynnpatty

Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Glaze

"I received nothing but praise for this cake. Delicious!" – DadNeedsHelp

Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

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This is a very moist and light carrot muffin. It's not too sweet and not greasy like other carrot muffins/cakes. The White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing adds just enough sweetness to round it off.